Matt Stonie Success Story
Matthew Kai “Megatoad” Stonie was born on May 24, 1992 in San Jose, California. He is an American competitive eater and YouTuber. He is the number four ranked competitive eater in Major League Eating . Stonie won the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest , dethroning 8-time defending champion Joey Chestnut .Stonie has gained fame from his YouTube channel, to which he uploads video footage of his eating challenge. He is of Japanese , Czechoslovakian, and Lithuanian ancestry. He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. He weighs 134 pounds (58 kilograms) and is 5 feet, 8 inches tall -1.73 meters.
His nickname, “Megatoad,” is from the character -Toad from the Super Mario franchise. Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie, who is oftentimes involved with the production of his challenges uploaded to his YouTube channel. Stonie’s Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011. At the time, he was the youngest member of the Major League Eating organization, being 18 years old. His first win came in 2010 in a lobster roll eating contest in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. On July 4, 2015, Stonie defeated eight-time defending Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut by eating 62 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 60. On July 4, 2016, Stonie came in second to Chestnut, eating 53 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 70. On July 4, 2017, Stonie came in third, eating 48 hot dogs, behind Carmen Cincotti’s 60 and Chestnut’s 72. On July 4, 2018, Stonie came in fifth place, eating 40 hot dogs behind Geoffrey Esper’s 41, Darron Breeden’s 43, Carmen Cincotti’s 64 and Joey Chestnut’s 74, On July 4, 2019, Stonie competed for his ninth appearance in the 2019 contest and placed in fourth place behind Joey Chestnut’s 71, Darron Breeden’s 50, and Geoffrey Esper’s 47.
Throughout 2016 to now, Stonie’s ranking in Major League Eating has fluctuated between second and fourth position. Stonie’s most popular videos have been noticed by celebrities such as Bam Margera, Waka Flocka Flame, and Cheech & Chong , who have featured his videos on their websites. His achievements so far has earned him millions of subscribers. As of January 2021, Stonie has amassed over 13.4 million subscribers and 2.58 billion views on his YouTube channel, with his most viewed video having been viewed over 92 million times.